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in the living rooms for all of you. lots to get to this morning. but let us not waste any time in wishing our dear colleague, robin roberts, a very happy birthday, robin. [ applause ] >> she's only 40. it's a big one. >> if my 40, you mean 21. happy birthday, robin. i hope you gave yourself a little time to sleep in. >>> meanwhile, we do have a lot for you. we're going to have a star-studded birthday spectacular for her. as george, and lara and sam are enjoying time with their families. >>> we hope you had a beautiful thanksgiving day. now, it's black friday. look at all of the stores all over the country that are already open for business. we're going to get the experts' take on what the hottest toys are. and whether or not you should be buying some of these items. believe it or not, by this time on friday, black friday, some things are already gone. you shouldn't buy them. >> you would think it was the last television set ever made. >> it's a little frenetic. >> i have a hard time getting into the minds of the people who get up and storm the stores. >> there's a big debate on whether that's
. what's wrong with this country? >> reporter: sandy is on track to be the second-costliest storm in u.s. history. some estimates say it may cost $50 billion to rebuild. with more than 4.1 million customers still without power across a dozen states, temperatures are expected to dip into the mid to upper 30s over the weekend. this morning, "the wall street journal" reports fema has generators sitting in storage while families like this mother and daughter, living 17 flights up, are without power. telling our diane sawyer, their water is now running out, too. >> that's all the water we have left. >> it's almost gone. >> reporter: and the generators and use of them are a real question. so many feel there should be an all-hands-on-deck feeling for a disaster this large, when they hear about generators not being used properly or sitting idle, and they see generators like this story in the "post" these are two this morning, two giant generators sitting for the new york city marathon right in the middle of central park. now, they are not being used right now. not being plugged in but when you s
correspondent, martha raddatz, starts us off. good morning, martha. >> reporter: good morning, george. the woman at the center of this, paula broadwell has surrounded herself with lawyers and has said nothing since the scandal broke five days ago. but for the first time we got a glimpse of her here in washington, d.c. overnight, we captured these images of paula broadwell, here inside her brother's home, having a quick dinner and glass of wine. still silent about the accusations swirling around her. caught up in the storm, now, the highly respected general who commands forces in afghanistan, john allen, accused of exchanging potentially inappropriate e-mails with tampa socialite jill kelley. but after the pentagon's dramatic announcement about allen earlier this week, overnight, the defense secretary seemed to be backing off. >> no one should leap to any conclusions here. general allen is doing an excellent job at isaf. he certainly has my continued confidence. >> reporter: an echo of what the white house said tuesday. >> i can tell you that the president thinks very highly of general allen and
on the show, superstar alicia keys with us live for a very special concert right here in times square. we are so happy to have her back. >> big album coming out tomorrow. >>> let's get right to the charged up start to holiday shopping. online shopping is already up 20% on thanksgiving day and black friday. what will cyber monday bring? john schriffen joins us from toys "r" us in times square. >> reporter: good morning, george. many retailers save some items to entice shoppers to go online. that is for people who have a holiday spending budget left. we saw record numbers this weekend, along with those wild fights of people grabbing anything in sight. this morning, the dust is finally settling from the holiday discounts and the door-busting dustups. from this brawl near sacramento that spilled out of a victoria's secret store. to full-on melees like this one in a texas mall that had chairs flying and police dogs brought in to break it up. there were plenty of shoppers fighting for deals. police say is a shoplifter even died outside this georgia walmart, possibly after being put in a chokeho
the interruption and momentum caused by the tragic storm that hit us here on east coast. they believe they've had the momentum since the debate's ended and recaptured their candidates mojo, if you will. they see the enthusiasm. 30,000 people at a rally in pennsylvania. i've been to many rallies in pennsylvania with more than one candidate and that's a big crowd by any measure for either party. and so they feel like they have the momentum. i know ed gillespie talked with you about the expanded math. that matters far less than the state of ohio. >> donna brazile, you were there with al gore in 2000. the big difference from 2000 for the democrats is the sophistication of that turnout machine that president obama has built? >> george, they call it a sandwich program. this is found in the so-called swing voters. the persuadable voters. the base voters, the independent voters. this is a campaign that had 5,100 satellite offices all across the battleground states. they're targeting people where they live, where they're eating, where they're shopping, where they play. because the most important thing ove
. >>> good morning, america. this is the big one. millions of us packing up, heading to planes, trains, and cars today. the estimate is more than 43 million people will be on the move. it is shaping up to be the craziest travel day of the year. we're all over it this morning. happy day before thanksgiving to robin at home. great to have elizabeth vargas back. >> great to be here. i'm feeling lucky to be here and not being out there on the roads. take a look at this. this is the stevenson expressway. in my oel old hometown of chicago. where the fog is already creating travel problems. and that's the home to o'hare airport. one of the busiest in the nation. also, on the new jersey turnpike, where things are getting started. already bumper-to-bumper traffic. >>> here we go. and there's always turkey. and always bargains. usually, you have to wait until thursday or friday. we're going to reveal the latest on the most incredible deals happening right now, earlier than ever. we have them all for you. >>> let's get right to josh with the breaking news from israel. >> indeed. the bus bombing t
. >> we'll let you know how that works out for us on thursday. >>> also, we have plenty of news as well. that big battle on capitol hill, over who will replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. we have abc's martha raddatz here to weigh in on it. >> you see u.n. ambassador susan rice right there. she had a tough day on capitol hill yesterday. >>> also coming up, our exclusive one-on-one. the no-holds-barred interview with brat pitt. what he has to say about turning 50 and bringing up the kids with angelina. >>> and we begin with the major storms let to hit the west. let's go right to sam for the very latest. >> yeah, this is the season where you start to get the storms into northern california and the west. this one is a stackup here. look at this 3-d view. look at the ripples in the clouds. this is the first storm on the coastline. the rain in california today. to the west, that's the second storm. over here, on the curve of the earth, that's the third storm. all three carry heavy amounts of rain. 110-mile-per-hour wind gusts on the mountain tops. 70 to 80-mile-per-hour gusts on t
's called taxmageddon? the latest this morning on whether the president and the republicans can keep us from going off the fiscal cliff. >> some saying if we do go off the fiscal cliff, we'll go into recession, as well. the stock market on a spiral, as well. >>> and take a look at this, we're going to switch gears. thousands of "twilight" die-hards setting up camp for days outside of a los angeles movie theater just to be there monday when the stars come out for the premiere of "breaking dawn part 2." and it's not just teenage girls. there's fans of all ages, anxiously waiting for the final installment. we'll tell you what the movie studio is doing to help them pass the time in line. that's all ahead. >>> but we're going to start with new details on the affair that's brought down the head of the cia. the decorated and celebrated four-star general, david petraeus, once considered a possible presidential candidate. this all started with an fbi investigation between e-mail between petraeus and his biographer, a woman named paula broadwell. so, we start this morning, with our senior justice corr
the new study for us. >>> also in the show, a megapluzic breakup, justin bieber and selena gomez have reportedly split. we have the new details over the weekend on what could have led to the couple's parting ways. >>> let's get to the latest shocking news that ended the career of cia's david petraeus. abc's senior foreign affairs correspondent, martha raddatz, has covered the four-star general for years. good morning, martha. >> good morning, george. this morning, we know that the woman at the heart of the investigation that led to petraeus a downfall who is a family friend who his lover apparently felt threatens by. the affair would never have come to light if not for this woman. her name is jill kelley, seen leaving her tampa bay home sunday evening. she and her husband are long-time supporters of the military. officials say kelley is not romantically linked to david petraeus. she and her husband are family friends of the petraeuses. early this year about the time that petraeus and paula broadwell were breaking off their affair. kelley began receiving anonymous e-mails she felt so t
home. she's live with us this morning. >>> we begin with something to cheer about. finally, power being restored to many in lower manhattan. a huge relief for some. but millions of others in the northeast, could be without electricity for another week, if not longer. meantime, temperatures are plunging to frigid levels and fast. ginger zee is here with the latest on this unwelcomed cold snap. good morning, ginger. >> good morning, bianna. if someone knows some of the 3.4 million customers that are still without power in the 11 states, i want you to text them or get ahold of them this morning. the cold is on the way. 42 new york. 44 philadelphia. erie back there at 40. but look at the next three nights. again, tomorrow morning, through early tuesday is when it's really going to hit. and you're going to go, oh, my goodness. actually, we could have problems with hypothermia, especially with people a little older. new york city gets down to 34. that's the city. you go outside of the city, and some of the affected areas. the power's out. you got all that cold sitting around. it could be in t
, are making good use of this day. and john schriffen has more on that. >> reporter: good morning, dan. instead of thousands of runners making their way to the starting line, many will be coming right here to staten island ferry to gather donations. lot going on here in downtown manhattan. 5,000 gallons of water being pumped out of a subway station a minute to get it running. we have signs of normalcy popping up. but still a lot of work to be done. flying high above the tristate, abc news got a close look at the cleanup efforts. the canal that separates new jersey from staten island where 350,000 gallons of fuel spilled over as a result of the superstorm. >> i think we're starting to win as far as the response. >> reporter: and this morning, a welcome sight, the crane that dangled so precariously, is now safely tethered to the side of the building. >> we have a little bit of more work to do. we hope to open west 57th street to traffic. >> reporter: a small sign conditions in new york are looking up. excitement to have the light and sounds of normalcy. as more subways begin to run. >> i have bee
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